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Trails that Need Following: The way to a safer, caring city

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dewing Things Better, Lifestyle, Our Town

contact Bette Dewing at CBS News radio says the “taxi of tomorrow” has a partition that softens the blow to passenger’s heads when drivers make an emergency stop. An emergency room surgeon reported, “Every week, at least two such facial injuries occur.” Who knew? Not this “traffic safety trailblazer” (Rep. Carolyn Maloney called me that in a 2006 tribute) [&hellip
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The Light of Looking Better

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing(as) Energy-efficient bulbs zap life from the everyday “Looking better” does get our attention. But it’s the lighting, stupid (not you), that can make or break our appearance. Only a few—including Rep. Michele Bachmann—protest the so-called energy efficients for making us, our clothes and furnishings look rather, well, lifeless. To save lighting energy positively, sharply reduce [&hellip
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